A’Design Awards is an annual competition that handpicks the best designs in a range of different categories. This year’s designs were extraordinary, of course, displaying comfort, style and innovation. A personal favorite is the Monroe Chair by designer Alexander White. Inspired by the pleats in Marilyn Monroe’s dress in Billy Wilder’s Seven Year Itch circa 1955, the designer cut identical 8X4 medium-density fibreboard pieces and fed each one onto a metal pole that ran through the width of the chair. He then splayed and fixed each fibreboard into place in order to achieve the desired aesthetic and comfort. The back leg doubles as the backrest and the armrest doubles as the front leg. The sustainable design produces minimal waste, and we are all about sustainability at UDO! The Monroe Chair is definitely an inspiration.
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Written by Whitney Washington